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‘A Short History of Anger’ explores legacy of genocide, displacement

Sep. 5, 2019—"A Short History of Anger," centering on the devastating and lasting impact of state-sponsored ethnic cleansing and forced migration, will be performed Sept. 14 at the Blair School of Music.

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Nwankwo’s university service enriched by her teaching, research experiences

Jul. 10, 2019—As Ifeoma Nwankwo completes her term as associate provost for strategic initiatives and partnerships, she reflects on her work to advance inclusive innovation across campus.

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Celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday on Library Lawn

Apr. 10, 2019—Travel back in time for an Elizabethan-style celebration of William Shakespeare’s 455th birthday on Library Lawn hosted by the Heard Libraries and Nashville Shakespeare Festival April 17.

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New residential faculty to join Warren College, The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons

Apr. 2, 2019—New residential faculty appointments have been announced for Warren College and East House, effective fall 2019.

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Vanderbilt library spotlights two pioneering alumnae in creative arts

Mar. 19, 2019—The pioneering roles of two Vanderbilt alumnae in the music and publishing fields—Marshall Chapman and Mildred Haun—are highlighted in exhibitions at the university’s Central Library.

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Writer Ted Chiang coming to campus March 18-19

Mar. 6, 2019—Renowned writer Ted Chiang will visit campus to offer two talks March 18-19.

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Tichi’s latest research is ‘how-to manual’ for Gilded Age socialites

Mar. 4, 2019—Cecelia Tichi, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English and professor of American studies, will discuss the many rules for making it into the top tier of late-19th century high society during a reading and discussion of her book "What Would Mrs. Astor Do?" March 13 in the Vanderbilt Library's Special Collections.

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‘Robert Penn Warren’ film director to attend documentary screening

Jan. 17, 2019—A documentary on Robert Penn Warren—a distinguished writer, critic and Vanderbilt alumnus—will be screened on campus Jan. 23, followed by a Q&A with Tom Thurman, the film director.

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Vanderbilt faculty, alumni to present at Southern Festival of Books

Oct. 11, 2018—Vanderbilt faculty and alumni are featured at the free Southern Festival of Books, happening this weekend at War Memorial Plaza and the downtown Nashville Public Library.

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Six alumni join Vanderbilt Student Media Hall of Fame in 2018

Oct. 10, 2018—Six alumni—Bruce Heyman, John Hindle, Scott Hubbard, Paul Kurtz, Richard McCord and Mary Margaret Oliver—are the newest members of the Vanderbilt Student Media Hall of Fame.

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John Bradley named director of Writing Studio

Sep. 14, 2018—John Bradley, who places a strong emphasis on the one-on-one interactions between mentor and students as they learn to write, has been named director of the Vanderbilt Writing Studio.

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Emeritus English professor who wrote Jane Austen biography dies

May. 16, 2018—John W. Halperin, Centennial Professor of English, emeritus, died this spring at his home in La Jolla, California, from heart failure. He was 76.

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